School of Medicine - Year 1 MBChB Curriculum
GASTROINTESTINAL SYSTEM LECTURE BLOCK Professor Barry Campbell
Lecture 14: "Gut communication with its environment - Nutrient sensing & uptake"
Objective: - To develop an understanding of:
DTaste receptors including the different types and taste modalities
Nutrient sensing in the GI tract and the “Gustotopic” map of the tongue.
Taste receptors in the gut (stomach, gallbladder, small intestine, colon) and relevant nutrient transport mechanisms
Nutrient sensing and the potential for future medicines
Lets talk about taste
Receptors and cells for mammalian taste - Chandrashekar et al. Nature 2006, 444; 288-94
Neural Pathways of Smell, Taste, and Touch
The Bittersweet Truth of Sweet and Bitter Taste Receptors
Hormones of the gut